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How Green was my Blessing

Monday, March 18, 2013

St PATTY'S DAY HAS COME AND GONE. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon As you can see by the icons, the mug o' beer is missing and there are two glasses of sparkling cider in place of it. I don't drink sparkling, carbonated or alcoholic beverages, ever. But my GS has always gotten a kick out of sparkling cider so I have it for my DD, and him, even though he's now 21 instead of 11! I basically kept my committment for dinner and had 2 cabbage leaves, one and a half slices of the most delicious, lean corned beef with lots of spicy brown mustard, one potato, lots of carrots, and 2 slices of Irish soda bread w/ butter. Then, Vanilla flavored coffee for dessert, and Entemanns' green sprinkled 'Popems' which I totally caved on after remaining SO disciplined the rest of the dinner. It was all so good, and we actually talked at the dinner table, which was so nice. GS, was so helpful, like his old self before his laptop became an adjunct to his right arm! emoticon, and was a joy for this grandma all evening.
He took care of several minor tasks for me, hanging a wall magazine sorter, changing an overhead clock's time for DST, and taking out 2 trash bags to the curb, things I absolutely could not do myself. I sent him home with half a corned beef for sandwiches at work this week, and that gives me so much joy to know he will have good lunches all week long. DD and GS can cook all the remaining cabbage and red skinned potatoes for meals, and have the remaining Popems for dessert! It was great sending all the leftovers home with them, except for 2 slices of Soda bread which I just had for breakfast. Today I feel so blessed, happy, joyous and free! And none the worse for my Irish indulgence! emoticon emoticon emoticon
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FISHINGLADY66 3/20/2013 9:43PM

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JEANNE229 3/18/2013 2:56PM

    great memory makers!

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IOWAGRAMMA 3/18/2013 10:44AM

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PATTYCAKE17 3/18/2013 10:27AM

    An Entemann's "Popem" is a little round ball of chocolate cake, much like a Dunkin Donuts donut hole, with colored sprinkles to match the holiday colors. I picked them up at a drive thru on the way home from church because I never planned a dessert. I try to ignore that part of the meal, but never really get away with that!

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MRSJERRYBUSH 3/18/2013 10:27AM

    Yes, what is a Popem?

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IOWAGRAMMA 3/18/2013 10:02AM

    Sounds like a wonderful day, Patty. Congrats on making such good choices. I love good corned beef--hard to beat in my book. I have to ask, though...what is a Popem? Not that I need one more thing that I have to learn to resist, but curious to know what it is. Congrats on a lovely day, Patty! emoticon emoticon

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JOHNMARTINMILES 3/18/2013 9:51AM

   

Make Today a Great Day!

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